Since the previous owner said it had been fired, the rifle is being listed as used, but you’d never be able to tell as it’s in like new condition. It features a heavy 30" (1/2 octagon 1/2 round) Badger barrel, original Browning rear soule sight and spirit level front sight. The rear sight comes with 3 eyecups. The hole in one eyecup has been enlarged slightly, which is a common modification to adjust for light conditions. The original 8 inserts for the front sight are included. 7 are still attached to the fret (insert frame).
I fully check the rifle out. The action shows no signs of wear. The bore is perfect. The barrel, receiver and all other metal parts are in perfect condition. There are no dings or scratches in the metal or wood that I can find. As displayed in the photos the wood grain is excellent and the receiver case colors are very nice.
Browning only manufactured these rifles from 1996 thru 1998. This rifle was manufactured in 1998 (NP in the serial number). It has the redesigned extractor and redesigned crown. The original rifle manual is included. The rifle will be shipped in the original factory rifle box which is a little worn due to previous shipping. On a very accurate postage scale, the rifle weighs 11 lbs 9.4 oz with the rear sight and eyecup installed.
A layaway option is available for an additional $50.00. Layaway requires 1/3 down immediately, 1/3 in 30 days and the balance in 60 days. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUND ON CANCELED OR UNCOMPLETED LAYAWAYS. The rifle will be shipped after the final payment is received.
I will need a signed copy of your dealer’s FFL with their phone number. The rifle will be shipped to the address on the FFL. Shipping and handling is $50.00, which also covers full insurance. Due to a history of shippers damaging these heavy rifles, I only ship FedEx Insured or USPS Insured Priority Registered mail. Texas residents are required to pay 7.75% sales tax. Only acceptable methods of payment are US Postal Service money orders or a certified cashier’s check. A phone number is required to contact the issuer of a cashier's check for verification. NOTE – I SELL TO CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
I specialize in Browning and Winchester BPCR's. I describe and display the rifles as accurately as possible and have not had a dissatisfied customer. As a seller of scores of Browning and Winchester BPCRs, and having written and published a book on the rifles, you can trust that each rifle, new or used has been fully checked out and is in the conditioned advertised. THE PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL RIFLE BEING SOLD.
You may desire to purchase a copy of my 250 page book along with the rifle. The book is titled, Browning Model 1885 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. With rifle purchase, the book price is $50.00 (discounted from $54.95), which includes shipping. Please contact me for additional book details and a link to my web site. Thanks.
Due to a history of shippers damaging these heavy rifles, I only ship FedEx Insured or USPS Insured Priority Registered mail.
Sorry, no trades accepted.
Acceptable payment is a certified cashier's check or US Postal Service (USPS) Money order. A phone number will be required to contact the issuer of a cashier's check. I require a signed FFL copy to ship the firearm and will only ship to the address on the FFL. I do not accept trades. Will only ship to continental USA locations.